Steeton 9 Tyersal 1
Steeton went goal crazy in their penultimateWest Riding County Amateur League game of the season at home to Tyersal on Saturday.
With Michael Rhodes working, the Chevrons went for a new formation of 3-4-3, with the aim to create more chances than of late, and it paid off.
The early exchanges offered no clue as to the goal-fest that was to follow.
Andy Holden had a shot well saved before Josh Ferguson crossed for Adam Spencer to head home. Spencer then doubled his tally, pulling off at the far post to fire home.
Steeton had to wait until the early minutes of the second period to increase their lead, when Phil Rishton’s long clearance was flicked on by Graham Holmes, who found Lee Reilly to calmly lob the advancing keeper for the third.
Reilly added a fourth a minute later with a smart finish inside the box. It was the Ferguson and Spencer combination again that added a fifth as Spencer headed in another great cross from the youngster.
Steeton then switched off for a minute and Tyersal pulled a goal back.
However, the five-goal advantage was soon restored and it was that man Spencer who was on hand to claim his fourth of the game.
Tyersal were beginning to tire and Corey Speed, on as a second-half substitute for skipper Tim Hird, linked up well with Holden, with Spencer the sharpest to react to make it 7-1.
With time running out, Spencer stooped to claim his sixth of the game and make it 8-1. There was still time for another as Holmes headed goalwards and Reilly was on hand to smash in his hat-trick and complete the rout.
Boss Roy Mason said: “I was pleased with how well we did in the second half. We were ruthless and continued to attack throughout the half.”
Steeton were due to finish their league campaign at home to Ovenden West Riding last night.